County News

February 15, 2017

The 6th Annual Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Gala will be held on Friday, March 10
This event is the major fundraising event for the 2017 Southern Iowa Fair 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fund. 
A meal will be offered for free will donations.  To-Go Meals will be available!
Full details and a list of Silent Auction items can be found by clicking the link above.
NEW this year is a LIVE Pie Auction!
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

February 14, 2017

All 4-H & FFA members who plan to exhibit particular species of livestock at the Southern Iowa Fair, Iowa State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show must complete the FSQA certification.  FSQA is Food Safety & Quality Assurance.  Testing for 7th-12th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 between 3:00-5:00 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

February 14, 2017

All 4-H Workshops and Clinics will be listed here throughout the year.

palmer amaranth
February 14, 2017

Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa has been discovered in atleast 48 counties in Iowa.  This workshop on March 21 from 1:30- 3:30 PM includes an update on Palmer amaranth infestations in Iowa, key identification traits to differentiate Palmer amaranth from other amaranths in Iowa, and information on management in crop and non-crop areas.

February 13, 2017

Your Financial habits often need a tune up . Human Sciences Extension & Outreach offers several free tools to help.

February 9, 2017

We'll hold a Kids in the Kitchen Day Camp for children in Kindergarten-3rd grade on March 13, 14, & 15 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day.  Click the link above for more details!

January 31, 2017

Nine Mahaska County Junior 4-H'ers in grades 4-6 are eligible to take part in the regional trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha!  Click the link above for full details and registration materials. 

January 19, 2017

Learn more about gardening from Mahaska County Master Gardeners this winter!

January 16, 2017

Do you need to test for pesticied applicator certification?  IDALS will be at our office on selected dates in 2017.

January 13, 2017

Free Tax preparation for low to moderate income (generally, $54,000 and below) tax payers with electronic filing is available for federal and state returns.

January 11, 2017

Click the link above for a list of local Private Pesticide Recertification Program Dates and Locations. 

January 9, 2017

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, April 8 with us at the Musco Technology Center on William Penn's campus in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-3pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, fun entertainment, and activity rooms at this event, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math.  We will have a grand prize giveaway at the end of the day, so you won't want to miss out.  Lots of fun activities are being planned.  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

December 19, 2016

If you are looking for more information about the FLL Jr. program, are a coach needing more information, or have questions about using the FLL Jr. STIMS or 4hOnline sites, please click the link above!

December 15, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) took effect on January 1, 2017.  4-H Livestock project members should be aware of these changes that could affect their 4-H livestock projects.

November 28, 2016

A new edition of the popular Iowa State Extension Garden Calendar is available.

October 12, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning.

October 12, 2016

Information for and about the GearHedz 3 FIRST LEGO League Team in Mahaska County.

October 12, 2016

Information for and about the BioBots FIRST LEGO League Team in Mahaska County.

October 12, 2016

Information for and about the Awesome Engineers FIRST LEGO League Team in Mahaska County.

October 12, 2016

Information for and about the OskyBots FIRST LEGO League Team in Mahaska County.

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